Tag Archives: citizenship

Negroland: Book of the Week

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Radio 4’s Book of the Week this week is Negroland by Margo Jefferson. Margo Jefferson was born in 1947 to a successful black, middle-class couple in Chicago. Her memoir looks back on her childhood and the black bourgeois upbringing that … Continue reading

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Principles For Learning in the Digital Age

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Back in June we reported on an article published in Forbes online magazine which featured the ideas of Sebastian Thrum who had declared that “He wants to ­foment a teaching revolution in which the world’s best instructors conduct highly interactive … Continue reading

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Descriptions of Fully Evolved Humans – Part One

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This is the true joy in life . . . being a force of Nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. Progress can … Continue reading

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A Public Philosopher, and A Great Teacher

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It was good to hear Professor Michael Sandel back on Radio 4 this morning: Sharing The American Dream http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/radio4/2012/10/the_public_philosopher_part_2.html Various issues were raised in the programme, which took the form of a Socratic dialogue with an audience at Harvard University: What is … Continue reading

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Citizenship, Empathy and Mutuality.

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Anyone can be a citizen, but what’s involved in citizenship? What sorts of attitudes, skills and abilities are needed for someone to become an active citizen?

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The Public Philosopher

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In recent blogs we’ve tried to discuss the centrality of education to all our futures, the purpose of education, the possibility of lifelong learning, and the role of public intellectuals in our society. Should philosophers and intellectuals appear on television … Continue reading

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Pupil Participation: The importance of collaboration

The subject of pupil voice and democracy in our schools is a very interesting one. All too frequently, School Councils are established to give young people a voice, only for them to find that their voice is cast aside or … Continue reading

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